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August 31, 2020

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July 22, 2020

Day 200

 from 19 July a ten-minute read There’s a saying in marketing when it comes to picking your target audience: go wide, or go deep. But it also applies in writing.…
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June 30, 2020

What’s the ‘Why?’ Part II

a five minute read When people ask ‘Why are you giving up alcohol?’ or ‘What made you want to stop?’ or anything in that vein, I actually have a few…
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June 6, 2020

An Open Letter to Archbishop Prowse

Dear Archbishop Christopher Prowse, I am writing to you today regarding the reinstatement of Rod Whelan to his position of Principal at Kildare Catholic College, Wagga Wagga. I debated as…
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May 31, 2020

What’s the ‘Why?’

a three-ish minute read A year alcohol-free? Why? When I first went public with my decision to go alcohol-free (AF), this was the most common reaction I got. Back in…
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May 28, 2020

The Tyranny of Distance in the Face of COVID-19

a five minute read Image from B Wolff, Unsplash As a Massachusetts native and true New Englander, it was with a heavy heart that I relocated to Australia twelve years…
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May 9, 2020

Let’s Hear it for Sco-Mo & Co

a six-minute read                                                              image by Elizabeth Renstrom from Bloomberg.com Don’t you love having to eat crow on a public platform? Well, I’m about to tie my bib on and tuck…
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April 24, 2020

The Longest Goodbye: The Alcohol-Free COVID-19 Birthday Non-Bash!

from 16 April                                                                        a five-minute lecture...oops, I mean, read!   Until this year, I literally cannot remember the last time I had an alcohol-free birthday. I think…
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April 1, 2020

The Longest Goodbye: Battling YOLO in the Face of COVID

Day 90 From 31 March 2020                                                                                                         a five-minute read Well, this a number I wasn’t sure that I would ever see – this is the longest I’ve gone…
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March 26, 2020

Sco-Mo Needs to Stop Being ‘Quarantine-Curious’ and Just Commit Already

five minute read According to Australian Department of Health, the total number of coronavirus diagnoses in Australia now exceeds 2,000. Over 1,200 of these cases are in New South Wales…
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March 14, 2020

The Longest Goodbye: Booze-free Camping and What I Did to Protect My New Sobriety

Day 27: Learning the Unexpected Modified diary entry from 27 January 2020 - a five-minute read Going away on holiday is stress-laxing – a constantly in-flux state of varying between…
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March 2, 2020

The Longest Goodbye: Booze-free Camping? Is That Even a Thing?!?

Entry from Day 12: Preparing for the Camping Holiday 13 January 2020                                                                                                                                 a five minute read Ah, the annual family holiday. Something every family looks forward to all year,…